'American Pillar' is in full bloom across the fence and WAY up into that cedar tree. A photo doesn't do it justice ... you have to stand there and see it in person to comprehend the size and spectacle of this rose.
For the past two days, I have been working in the front yard, weeding the roses in the final bed in the hybrid tea garden and filling holes where roses have died with replacements from the pot ghetto. Making great progress!
During ... it will be a while till I can get a true 'After' photo.
I feel really good about showing off the garden this year. It's still a horrible embarrassment in some places, but it's better than it was last year. The mess and weeds don't stop me from welcoming folks to the garden. With all the roses to see and smell, who cares about the weeds.